19 Abandoned Places In Canada That Are Both Terrifying And Beautiful

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#1 This abandoned floor factory near Montréal’s historic port

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The Canadian Malting Silos are an abandoned malting facility in Montreal's Saint-Henri area, Quebec, Canada, located along the Lachine Canal.

David Jerome Spence designed the Canada Malting complex, which was completed in 1904. Nine violet- colored silos can be found on the complex’s west side. They are coated with processed clay tiles made by the Minneapolis-based Barnett and Record Co. The cement silos on the other side were built in the1940s and were used to store the malted barley. In the buildings that lined Saint-Ambroise Street, barley was germinated and dried. The facility produced 250,000 pounds (110,000 kg) of malt annually, which it delivered to distilleries and brewers. When the Lachine Canal was closed in 1970, the firm had no choice but to carry its malt by rail, and by 1980, the facility was too tiny and the transportation expenses were too expensive, so the company abandoned the location and relocated to a new malting complex.

#2 This ancient mill in Balaclava, Ontario, has the following features

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Balaclava is a dispersed rural settlement in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, in the township municipality of Bonnechere Valley. It is located immediately off Ontario Highway 132 north of Dacre, on the former Ontario Highway 513 (now Scotch Bush Road), and near the mouth of Constant Creek, a tributary of the Madawaska River, from Constant Lake.

#3 In Dorothy, Alberta, there’s a squeaky grain elevator

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#4 The wreckage of a DC-3 in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

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In poor weather in 1946, an RCAF DC-3 Dakota collided with a mountain and crashed at the headwaters of North York Creek, killing all seven people on board. A relatively arduous climb of 6.2 kilometers each way is still possible to observe remnants of the plane disaster. Please do not disturb any of the plane debris if you visit.

Take York Creek Road south from Coleman and park near the York Creek Bridge after about 4 kilometers. Cross the bridge and follow the path that climbs up York Creek’s south bank. Hikers take the right branch over York Creek and up the North York Creek drainage where the trail divides. You can proceed to the delightful meadows below Mt. Coulthard after passing the plane wreckage.

#5 This abandoned home near Hamilton, Ontario, has the following interior

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#6 When viewed from within the Omnipac Factory, the tags on the outside read

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#7 On the Canadian Prairies, this windswept homestead

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#8 This abandoned wharf in British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley

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At the Bella Coola port, another abandoned ship has sunk.

The “Sundowner,”which was supposedly owned by a Quesnel resident, is now nearly completely underwater. Environment Canada officials were on the scene, attempting to secure the vessel in preparation for the gasoline to be pumped out.

At this moment, it is uncertain how much fuel, if any, has fled the vessel in its present position.

An onlooker at the port said he saw a hole in the wooden vessel’s side that had been there “for quite some time.” Although the reason for the sinking is unknown, many acquainted with the port described the boat as”abandoned.”

The issue of abandoned and derelict vessels off the coast of British Columbia is complicated. They represent a threat to the environment and public safety, and removing them is difficult due to the tangle of jurisdictions that surrounds them.

#9 On Prince Edward Island, there’s a strange house

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#10 On the Saskatchewan prairies, there’s a decrepit Ukrainian church

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#11 At Camp 30, Ontario, there’s an empty indoor pool

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#12 In Ashburn, Whitby, Ontario, there are some forgotten phone booths

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#13 In Manitoba, there’s an abandoned barn that looks like this

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#14 Outside of Tuktoyaktuk, in the Northwest Territories, stands this oil derrick

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#15 Alberta’s crumbling community hall

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#16 This sunk ship in Nova Scotia is described as follows

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The FV Villa de Pitanxo sank today 450 kilometers off the coast of Nova Scotia. The Villa de Pitanxo, a Spanish-registered fishing vessel, sank 450 kilometers off the coast of Nova Scotia this morning, killing the bulk of the 24-person crew.

#17 On the Saskatchewan grasslands, this modest schoolhouse was left behind

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#18 This Ontario industrial complex is comprised of the following components

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#19 And there’s this abandoned mansion in Nova Scotia that’s been decked out for the holidays

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